Changing practice in dementia care in the community: developing and testing evidence-based interventions, from timely diagnosis to end of life (EVIDEM)

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A study by Lliffe et al (2015) highlighted that incontinence is known to be one of the factors influencing decisions for people with dementia to be admitted into care homes. They suggested that clinical practice is varied and even unresponsive to issues of combined dementia and incontinence.

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This award-winning project on continence (EVIDEM-C) established the scale of continence problems in people with dementia living in the community and developed new ways to reduce the impact of incontinence on people with dementia and their families.